a treasurer or business officer, especially of a college or university.
(in the Middle Ages) a university student.
Chiefly Scot. a student attending a university on a scholarship.
Historical Examples

Plum Pudding Christopher Morley
Notes and Queries, Number 185, May 14, 1853 Various
The Care of Books John Willis Clark
Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm
The History of the Reformation of Religion in Scotland John Knox
Doctor Claudius, A True Story F. Marion Crawford
Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2) Charles Lever
King of Ranleigh F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535 Eileen Edna Power
Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages Edward Lewes Cutts

an official in charge of the financial management of a school, college, or university
(mainly Scot & NZ) a student holding a bursary


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